Closed Bug 780009 Opened 11 years ago Closed 11 years ago

Update to NSS to version 3.13.6


(Core :: Security: PSM, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
firefox15 + fixed
firefox16 + fixed
firefox17 + fixed


(Reporter: briansmith, Assigned: KaiE)


(Blocks 1 open bug)



(1 file)

We need to do this on mozilla-aurora and mozilla-beta too, specifically to fix bug 634074 in those for Firefox 15 and 16. I'm filing this as a separate bug because the update also addresses other issues.

The beta release of NSS 3.13.6 is already in mozilla-central and we're going to give it another few days on mozilla-central to see if we get any bug reports regarding regressions, before we finalize the NSS 3.13.6 release. We'd like to land NSS 3.13.6 in -aurora and -beta next week as soon as we do that release.
The bug this is reported to be fixing has been around for over a year and a half.  I don't see what the reasoning is for rushing this through the branches instead of riding the trains.  Waiting another 12 weeks to get this out seems safe and allows us more time to evaluate regressions. Is there other reasoning we should be aware of here?
Also, comment 0 mentions that this is already in mozilla-central, can someone point to the landing/changeset for that?
lsblakk: the mozilla-central landing changeset is

(See bug 764393 comment 34.)
Tracked bugs this late in the release cycle need to have owners so picking Brian Smith (re-assign to another person if there's someone else who will deal with this bug).
Assignee: nobody → bsmith
bug 634074 is a real PITA, and it has a number of duplicate like bug 664956, bug 479508, bug 764393 (which shows that Comodo is feeling the pain, the important thing here being that it's the Firefox users that first feel the pain, which then hits Comodo).

The long waiting shows how difficult it is to fight the inertia to get any NSS bug fixed (especially when told "just wait a bit, PKIX will fix this"), but *not* that the bug is insignificant. Whilst power users can work it around by forcing the connexion, it has been pushing a number of average users to switch to Chrome ever since it exist.

The NSS team should give a regression risk estimate, but IMO it would be very much worth it to try to get this in Aurora.
NSS_3_13_6_RTM pushed to mozilla-inbound:
Kai, I was not able to do the pushes to -aurora and -beta before I left on PTO. Honza is away for a month and I am away for a week. It would be great if you could drive this so that it lands in -aurora and -beta. Thanks.
Assignee: bsmith → kaie
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Attachment #651808 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #651808 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Please either approve the patch, or just say in a comment "approved for aurora/beta". Thanks
Comment on attachment 651808 [details] [diff] [review]
placeholder patch

Approving for Aurora/Beta - please update the status for each once landed.  Thank you.
Attachment #651808 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #651808 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta+
Attachment #651808 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #651808 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
Comment on attachment 651808 [details] [diff] [review]
placeholder patch

r=wtc.  Please remember to change security/coreconf/coreconf.dep. Thanks.
Attachment #651808 - Flags: review+

Wan-Teh, thanks for the reminder.
Maybe we can get bug 782784 landed, reducing the likelyhood to forget in the future.
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